Book Review | Food Security and Food Scarcity: Why Ending Hunger Is So Hard by Charles P. Timmer

Rosegrant, Mark W. 2015. "Book Review | Food Security and Food Scarcity: Why Ending Hunger Is So Hard by Charles P. Timmer." Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development 12(2): 95-99.

Timmer provides an excellent review and synthesis of the challenges and solutions to reducing hunger and improving food security, importantly emphasizing the need to rely on markets together with government provision of public goods such as agricultural research and development (R&D) and rural roads and other infrastructure in order to generate agricultural production growth and stimulate structural transformation to make big improvements in food security. A wide range of readers will benefit from this book, first and foremost students of agriculture and economic development.

  • December 2015

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